Friends provide vital support to the Garden and Arboretum and membership also offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities. All Friends enjoy:
- Free entry to the Garden and Arboretum
- A 10% discount in our shops
- Free entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Wakehurst Place; ; The National Botanic Garden of Wales; Birmingham Botanical Gardens; and The University of Liverpool's Ness Botanic Garden
- A programme of exclusive garden visits, tours and events
- Regular coffee mornings and tours led by members of staff
- Special volunteering opportunities
- A newsletter published three times a year
- A regular electronic bulletin with up-to-date news of Friends' events and of what's happening at the Garden and Arboretum
- Priority booking for the Garden and Arboretum’s Public Education Programme
Friends enjoyed a special visit to Asthall Manor and on form sculpture in July 2012
"We had the double pleasure of enjoying the garden and experiencing ‘on form’,
an outdoor exhibition of more than a hundred sculptures by 29 sculptors." Margaret Stearn
To join the Friends, click here.
The Bobarts Group
This level of membership is an opportunity to provide extra support to the Garden and Arboretum and to enjoy additional benefits, including exclusive small group visits to outstanding private gardens and collections.
To find out more about the Bobarts, click here.
Members of the Bobarts Group on a private visit
to the gardens at Sydenhams in Gloucestershire, June 2012